MPS could close some schools for next school year

Parents of students at several Milwaukee Public Schools tried to make their voices heard Tuesday, at a meeting where MPS discussed closing schools like La Follette Elementary, Burrows Middle School, Carver Academy, and 65th and 68th Street Schools. The schools could be shut down as early as next school year, due to declining enrollment, and inefficient use of building space.

MPS says they will also consider the fate of seven other schools for re-location and expansion.

The Milwaukee Public School District isn't calling this an act of cost-cutting, but an attempt to better utilize their real-estate spanning 17.8 million square feet, across 170 sites.

The districts plans to make some decisions regarding which schools will close in December.